Friday, March 30, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Blow Down by J.L. Merrow
Review by Lauren
source: copy from Netgalley; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: You can add the book and find the summary on Goodreads. I don't want to ruin too much if you haven't read any of this series. This is the fourth in the series.
Review: If you've been paying attention, you know that I love this series. It's a mystery series with an m/m romance, but if you aren't a big romance person, don't worry! I think this series does a good job mixing the mystery and romance so that neither really overpower the other. Blow Down is the fourth book in the series, and each one follows the same characters, so it's probably a good idea to start with the first book. I'm sure you'll fall in love with Tom and Phil like I have!
Tom is a plumber, but he also has a gift for finding things. I was asked after my last review if this was a power or just something he's good at it, so I want to clarify that it's a power. He can sense really strong emotions and if something has been purposely hidden, he can follow the tracks of that emotion toward the item. He usually has to be focusing on finding something though; otherwise he's not likely to notice. As for Phil, that's Tom's private investigator boyfriend. Tom and Phil are often teaming up in these books because Phil can usually use Tom's power to help them solve the mystery.
Each book in the series has its own separate mystery, which is fun, but it also progresses the relationship of Tom and Phil, which I love! Definitely give these a shot!
Thursday, March 22, 2018
I attended a local author event this past Monday to see Mackenzi Lee, who wrote the fantastic book The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. This tour was in honor of her nonfiction collection Bygone Badass Broads.
I'd love to share what I thought of the event, as well as let you all in on some other information Mackenzi shared. Instead of copying and pasting it all, I'll just direct you to ShootingStarsMag where you can see the full post!
Mackenzi Lee Author Recap Event - check it out!
Have you read anything by Mackenzi? Are you interested?
Monday, March 19, 2018
Has anyone seen Love, Simon yet? It's amazing. I'm seriously in love with it and ready to go back and see it again. I'll have a more full review on my ShootingStarsMag blog tomorrow, if you want to keep an eye out. However, I'm also taking other people's thoughts about the movie because I hope to share those in a post this Friday. So if you've seen the movie and have something to add, let me know, or if you wrote your own blog review of the film, send me a link and I'll happily share that too!
Now, if Love, Simon is our near you and you aren't sure about seeing it...please, please do! Or buy a ticket or someone who wants to see it. Show the movie studios we want more LGBT+ movies and hopefully Love, Simon will do so well, they'll make them.